Bank of England Governor visits York

On Friday 8th April from 12.30 – 2.00pm, Make It York hosted a private lunch at Gray’s Court Hotel with key stakeholders and the Governor of the Bank of England. The Governor gave a short introduction over lunch before discussions began about how local businesses have been affected by the pandemic. The Governor was particularly interested…

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York has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for achieving excellence in the evening and night-time economy.

We are proud to share that York has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for achieving excellence in the evening and night-time economy. York has joined cities such as Bournemouth, Bristol, Halifax, Oxford and Winchester to receive the Purple Flag international accreditation awarded by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM). Obtaining a Purple…

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Research reveals a positive change in perceptions of hospitality careers

New research from HIT Training reveals that three quarters (76%) of parents and over half (55%) of teachers believe jobs in hospitality offer a long-term career route that will help their children develop lifelong skills. The study, released during National Apprenticeship Week, represents a positive change in perceptions of the industry that can be leveraged…

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The future of York city centre is in their hands

York is taking an all-inclusive approach to the development of the city centre. Representatives of key sectors – from volunteering to retail – have joined forces to launch ‘My City Centre’. This initiative will develop a long-term vision to shape a city centre where people of York love to spend time, live and work. The…

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Warning over youth career aspiration-reality disconnect

The career hopes and dreams of young people in the UK are at odds with the types of jobs available, a study warns. Research by the charity Education and Employers suggests five times as many 17- and 18-year-olds in the UK want to work in art, culture, entertainment and sport as there are jobs available.…

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